Miami University anticipates housing shortage

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – Miami University will welcome its largest incoming freshman class this fall, and officials are anticipating a housing shortage.

Spokeswoman Claire Wagner says the school expects about 7,800 requests to live on campus this coming year. The university’s Oxford campus only has the capacity to house about 7,500 students, with some dorms remaining under construction.

The Journal-News reports the university, which requires freshmen and sophomores to live on campus, is working with off-campus apartment complexes to house the estimated 280 displaced students.

Wagner says students placed in off-campus apartments will still be required to pay on-campus housing rates because the university will provide resident advisers, hall directors and custodians.

Students in the apartments will also be required to purchase on-campus meal plans, but can get a discount.

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